In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel strike down upon Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight with great vengeance and furious anger, but you will know that their name is FilmWonk, when they spend twice as long talking about Peter Landesman's Concussion. Note that given the fact-based narrative, we're not too shy about spoiling the real-life NFL player deaths depicted in the film (55:16).
May contain NSFW language.
FilmWonk rating (The Hateful Eight): 3 out of 10
FilmWonk rating (Concussion): 6.5 out of 10
[02:07] Review: The Hateful Eight
[13:11] Spoilers: The Hateful Eight
[23:23] Review: Concussion
Check out Glenn's combined review of Concussion and Spotlighthere.
Daniel called back to a film we saw at the closing night of the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival, called "Story of My Death". We didn't feel that film merited a full review, but you can check out the blurb we posted on our Facebook page.
We briefly discussed the 2007 double-murder-suicide of WWE wrestler Chris Benoit and his family - from what we've been able to find, concussion-related dementia was not considered as a possible factor in this incident by the police and medical examiner. Their focus was on drugs, including the possibility of steroid abuse. Subsequently, Benoit's family sent his brain to be examined by the real-life Dr. Julian Bailes (Baldwin's character in the film), who determined that it did have concussion-related neurological damage.